Some details seem a car service. Interesting technological equipment and roomy interior. 2019 Kia Rio: road test of the 1.0 turbo 100 horses, accompanied by price, engines, and equipment. Also available with LPG. Read our review.
The 2019 Kia Rio has recently undergone a makeover that has renewed. It remains advantageous price (with base running from 13,100 euros), improves in the Interior. In this fourth generation focusing on design to poach customers to the highest ranking European competitors which do not always turn out to be the best. Among the most interesting technical features automatic braking system with pedestrian recognition (preview for the B segment which includes the Rio). Great so the envelope in terms of driver assistance systems, which also sees the involuntary departure warning from the roadway. Let us see how did they perform the new 2019 Kia Rio during our review with three-cylinder turbocharged engine 1.0 T-GDI from 100 horsepower on gasoline.
The first thing you look at a car’s exterior design. New KIA Rio has a much more sporty style of the previous generation, especially in the big trapezoidal grille that characterized by frontal occupies a good part of the bumper. Scowling at the design of the headlights with led daytime running lights and headlamp lenticular. The sides of the grille are the faux vents that embrace the fog lights. More traditional side, with the nice thick C-pillar that gives a pleasant sensation of solidity and security.
In the oblique view back remembers the lines of another European car but overall is nice and classy. Approved then the rear window slanted, with spoilers on the top and sides to increase the aerodynamic profiles. Beautiful tail, horizontal light signed original and still most but with LED bulbs.
2019 KIA RIO DIMENSIONS AND TRUNK CAPACITY: GROWN BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE
Looking at the specifications of superminis, as usual with the latest restyling, even that of the Korean economy car went to slightly increase its size. KIA Rio 4 metres long and then becomes 06 (15 millimeters more than before), size 1.73 metres in width (5 mm more than before) and up to 10 mm in the step that it is now 2 metres altitude and 58. In order to contribute to the sporty image, the height is reduced to 1.45 meters (5 mm). Increases a good 13% the capacity of the trunk of Kia Rio, which now offers 325 litres with the rear seats in place of use.
2019 Kia Rio Engine
Three engines available outside for New Kia Rio. As for the 4-cylinder petrol version 1.2 is the 84 HP. This is also the one used for the Kia Rio. Always on petrol turbo three-cylinder 1.0 is available in two different power of 100 and 120 HP. A diesel propulsion in list in two distinct powers: 1.4 CRDi with 75 HP and 90 HP. Is not present at the automatic transmission.
Looking at the insides of Kia Rio 2019, the first thing that draws attention is the infotainment system. Less variants equipped series consists of one 5-inch touch-sensitive screen, but it’s the 7-inch screen that captures cool features. Placed on the top of the cantilever bridge, besides being beautiful is also intuitive to use. In most equipped variant includes a navigation system developed in collaboration with TomTom, connect to latest generation smartphone Android Apple Car and finally the CarPlay and reversing camera.
Pleasant plank, horizontally and minimalist shapes (in line with the tastes of us Europeans). Perfectly integrated with the automatic climate controls. Useful the compartment for glasses on the ceiling. Comfortable glove compartment in front of the gear shift: perfect as empty pockets in daily use. Comfortable armchairs profiled just enough without being too sporty. Note that the rear bench seat has enough room to travel in three adults without being too sacrificed.
SO MUCH ATTENTION TO SAFETY
Much attention in the security field on this new Kia Rio. Besides the already mentioned automatic braking system with pedestrian recognition and involuntary lane departure warning, during the year will the auto attendant for high beams, blind spot monitoring sensor in reverse and finally the anti-coup sleep.
The high security guaranteed by the Korean subcompact comes from extensive studies during the design phase of the body, made of used a high percentage (51%) of special steels AHSS (Advanced High Strength Steel), which reduces the weight of the cars up to 5% but increasing the resistance. The new frame is, therefore, more protection for the occupants in the event of an accident, at the same time increases the driving pleasure by increasing the accuracy of the front end and improve cornering.
Standard 6 airbags and Isofix for child seats.
2019 KIA RIO: ROAD TEST
It’s time to get on board the new Kia Rio 2019 and begin our road test. We get in the car and we face a very horizontal plank, which conveys an impression of seriousness and solidity. Feel like I’m on a German car. Stands in the middle of the bridge on 7-inch touch screen, but there is one from series 5. Turn on the engine and leave.
The Kia Rio is one powered by the 100 HP 3-cylinder turbo petrol 1.0. The car proves to be unexpectedly bracing: the engine is clean, clear and bright, the Rio takes advantage of its low weight and extremely agile among the city streets. You can pull with the new Kia, the engine has lots of torque from 2000 rpm, giving good satisfaction at the wheel. Of course it’s not sporty but pleasant. Balanced, stable even at high speeds, the suspension are not too rigid. The only flaw is a small vibrations of too much of 3 cylinders. The steering is light, honest and direct. The steering wheel responds appropriately, giving a good feeling. Maybe a bit slow curve input. Soft the clutch, the gear they ride a bit too long. Fortunately, thanks to the engine not to play too much with the change. Even on the highway the new Kia Rio proves quite up. Present, however several potential wind noise. Regarding consumption we are about 14 km with one liter of medium in the combined cycle. Many driver assistance and safety systems, such as automatic braking standard, first in the category.
Three trim levels of 2019 Kia Rio, with the base represented by the City, the intermediate Active and most equipped Cool. Five-speed manual transmission for all except the diesel that has a six-speed manual. 1.2 will come with dual fuel petrol/LPG and 1.0 T-GDI in declination from 120 HP. During 2018 will debut a DCT dual clutch gearbox in 7 reports, available only for 1.0 T-GDi.
New Kia Rio 2019 Expected Price
KIA Rio 1.2 MPI 84 HP City 13,100 euro
KIA Rio 1.2 MPI 84 HP Active 13,600 euros
KIA Rio 1.0 Active T-100 HP GDI 14,600 euros
KIA Rio 1.0 T-100 HP GDI Cool 16,600 euros
KIA Rio 1.4 CRDi 90 HP Active 15,600 euros
KIA Rio 1.4 CRDi 90 HP Cool 18,100 euros